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Vol. 51 No.

IL s55


Commander signs
museum contract

When man first
orbited the Earth

Who won at
Football Frenzy?

Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Feb. 20, 2009

FPhtQ by Airmn st 0Class avid L bryd ey
(left) 14th Air Force Commander Lt Gen. Larry D. James presents the Air
Force Combat Action Medal to Senior Airman Justin Macias of the 45th Civil
Engineer Squadron at a commander's call Tuesday. Meanwhile, Mrs. James
(above at right) visited the Child Development Center. Here she speaks with
Pl..:.b, v rn cn.l CDC employee Amy Doollttle.

James: Perfection is and always will be the standard

By Chris Calkins
and Airman 1st
Class David
45th SW Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Larry D.
James. 14th Ati Force
commander. made his
first tour of Patrick Air
Force Base and Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Stallon Tuesday since
assuming command
jusl a few months ago.
He wasn't surprised by
what he saw.
General James,

who previously served
as a squadron corn
mander and deputy
group commander at
the 4511 Space M ingL
from Seplember 1993
to January 1996, said
whtle the facilities have
changed, the mission
- and the work ethic
- hasn't.
"Being In the launch
business means one
IIIIIIL and one lilii1i
only: perfection Is the
standard... It always
was and always will

be," said General
James. "We can do one
million IiiIIl .- tight
when we gel ready to
do a launch, but 11 only
takes one small mis
take to make 11 unsuc
cessful." he said.
"And tihe people here
at the 45th Space Wing
get that whole con-
cept as well as ruinone.
anywhere In he space
business, The people
we talked with loday at
Patrick and at the Cape
were like I remembered

them to be. I'llr are
very good at what II, \
do and excited to be
doing It." he said.
The I]i.I I ,l wife.
Susan, also took lime
T i 1 1.i.1 II1.'.-I i|c4l lI I.m11
the Airman & Family
Readiness Center. the
Child Development
Center. and had an
Interactive tour of the
45t h Medical Group's
Satellite Pharmacy.
Like her husband,
she liked what she

She was especially
surprised and happy
with the news of the
current construction
of a brand-new center
which is expected to
be open within a tew
"I'm Impressed with
the fact that so much
of this Is going on when
you think of the tinan
elal aspects. fIll ,1.v
doing a great job ot
doing more with less,"
she said.
See JAMES, page 8

;B Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

Z capabilities to America and its warfighting commands



2 Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer


supportt Military $aves Week

By Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton, Jr.
45th SW corr mn int er
Let mie begin by I'-lhIIII, vriil how
proud I was with the way you wel
comed Li. Gen. Larry D. James.
conunander. 14 Itl Air Force. anJd his
wife. Susalt earlier this week. You all
were posed, profsslonall and most
of all, right on 5poin when he asked
for clarilfcationl or for yonur advice.
opinions antd guidance. It makes any
commander very proud when he has
people inl his organization as roti
niltedi conmlpeteTrl and confidetrl in
his abilities as you obviously are.
And it really shows. IPople notice,
believe me. If's that obvious.
S*i.-iiildiiit else that is very obvi-
ous and frightening to many to
every single person reading this Is
ihe state of our economy, This is tno
joking matter. The last thing I want
to be Is the "doctor of doom," but
I also feel It's our responsibility as
cotmmuanders anid caring leaders to
do ervllui i possible to educate.
help and do everything i our power




to help as many people as we cain.
This is very scary to a lot of folks
out there.
So Ihis week, our Airmaul &
Family Readiness Center along
with Air Force bases around the
globe will be li.lui.; 'Mlilitary
Saves Week." All next week, begin-
ning Tuesday, the A&FRC will be
offering educational and very
important classes on the Thirti
Savings Plan, how to improve your
credit rating, a class on identity theft
protection and homeowners' foreelo-
sure avoidance.
I would bet that every single oine
of us know somleore, whether they
be a family member, friend, or eo

Leading your boss with activ

By Lt. Col. Teresa Skojac Cornr
45th Aeromedical enlr Sqwaulmr COMmander'S Corner
corimumer ---

In this Year of Leadership, we are
all grappling with the idea of what it
means to he an effective leader. An
often overlooked component of tit Is
what does It lake to be an effective
follower'? For tha reason, February
has been dedicated to the subject
of oIllowership. acknowledging that
a vital part of leadership is to know
how to follow effectively and how
to lead your boss with active foli
lowershlp. The Importance of good
followership Is lost many times, in
the efforts of belng a good leader.
Every one of us has a boss or leader
and how we deal with them on a
daily basis can mean the difference
between success, reward ad fulfill-
ment or stress, distllusiotnmrent and
job dissatisfaction.
Let me share with you one pri-

mary rule for effective followership
that has served nre well. It Is iioi
a secret and Is firmly based In our
core values of integrity, service and
excellence. The nile Is this: actively
lead your boss with honest, critical,
constructive feedback, and regard-
less of his or her decision, support
that decision as if it was your own!
As a meriber of this Air Force,
you are valued for your ideas, opin
tons mid knowledge. You are obliged
to share that knowledge, those opin
lons and ideas with your supelnsor
anrd here Is how to do It. Put simply
analyze the problems in yoitr sec-
tion, think crtilially of hle processes.
brainstorm for ideas, evaluate then
and channel the best ones upward.
Do not be a "yes-man". satisfied with
the status quo. Ask yourself, what

worker. who lias gone iliri.1rJl. some
b1natncial hardship over the pasl sev
eral months. I know ifll well some of
our Airmen an d Ihetr families are irl
that group as well.
1t Is virtually iulpossible to focus
on your Job and do 11 well, when you
have pressing financial worries occue
pytng your every waking liolmrentl
I am asking all comuanrders, lead
ers Iad sillervtsors to Ieo lie single
most important thing you can for
your people: ASK then f Iihey need
And if the miswer is "yes." then
gel it bor lheml. Find he tittle to let
them allt ted these classes If they
treed to lbe there. Make the itte if
you have to.
Please tell them they are not
alone. Sometimes they may feel like
they're on an island and they have
no one around to help them. Tell
them as often as need be that
that's not die case.
Tell them to go see the good folks
at the A&FRC. No one In dis wing
who needs help will go without It.
'Tlraks again for all you do.

e followership

can I do to make this better?
Expect questions on your ideas,
perhaps second and third level ques-
tions, about the Implicatlons of your
suggestion. Be prepared to answer
these questions and be practical
when you propose Implementation
plants, because likely, you will be the
one doing the implementation.
Next, he prepared for possible
disappointment, as not all of our
Ideas are as stunning In the light
of day as they were when we origt
really thought of Iherit. Consider that
your boss may have another level
of Itnsght that makes your idea less
than ideal,
Finally, be ready to support your
boss's decision once, whether tI is to
adopt your proposal or not. Thley are
the fital approval .rnilirluv. Don't
give up on finding and velting new
solutions and don't quit leading your
boss with active followership.

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bo lon. Jr
4Jill, ; .%Gin)im CnIn,rinr
Mr. Brad Swerey
-lu'e -I .flll,: "IlHir-

Capt. Amber Millerchip
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
r. Chria Calkine
Chief ol Curreno Operations
2nd LL. Karl Wiest
Chief of Meia Operations
Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
John Connell
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Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 3

Applicants sought for First-Term

Airman Course NCOIC position

Plans made for new museum
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation Chairman Greg Pavlovich,
Museum Director Emily Perry, and Foundation Vice-Chairman Gregg Billman
watch as Brig. Gen. Edward Bolton, Jr., 45th Space Wing commander, signs
paperwork authorizing Facility #90328 at the South Gate of Cape Canaveral
AFS for use as a museum at Hangar R on CCAFS Feb. 12. Repairs are expected
to start soon with an opening date later this year. The building will be acces-
sible to the general public.

45th Force Support
Squadron Staff
The 45th Force
Support Squadron is
seeking applicants for
the position of NCOIC,
First Term Airman
Course |I'A\t
Desired appli
calns are Staff arld
Technical Sergeants.
14'= ,. *i eis ,illi Ii', ncluude
providing a stnuctured
program to bulkd (on
basic supervisory and
leadership skills, rein-
forcing and augment-
ing the lessons Airmen
learn tiI Basic Military
Training and technical
school. Applicants must
le dedicated to mentor
ing. demonstrate core
values, and serve as a
positive role model, 1ie/
she will be responsible
for the day to day oper
attons of the FTAC and

managing the activities
of all assigned Airmen.
He/she will coordtnale
will base agencies and
units in Ihe development
of a training schedule.
Candidates cannot
Ix in an overseas timbal-
ance or chroni crti
cal shortage Air Force
specially. A (Coninunity
College of the Air Force
degree and prior qualifl-
cation In any Air Force
Specialty Code al the 5-
skill level are required.
Packages must in-
clude: a letter of ree-
ommlendation from your
unit commander, a tar-
geted milit.ary resume.
a one-page biography,
copies of your last fve
Ellisted Performance
Reviews, a Record
Review RIP (obtainable
froni the Commander's
Support Staff or
Virtual MPF). your PT

Ei ,-ii- rl,,ll < I ll d,\lr l, i ']liv
of the results) and an
AF Form 422 r,.I., tli.
currently physical proflle
and other medical con-
On)ce applications are
received. Interviews will
he scheduled.
Tour Iilniili is a I
year controlled lour with
an option for a one year
extension. The selected
must report by July 1.
If you'd like to be
considered for the posi-
tion, please forward
your request. through
your chain of command
to Senior Master 'I,
larry Strong. lie cani
he contacted at 494-
4547. As with any spe-
cial duty, release from
your current specialty Is
required IIr..iich your
MAJCOM career field

AFTAC's Logistics Division named best for 2008

By Master Sgt. Patrick Murphy
AFTAC Pi.rl, \timr-
The Air Force Teclinlcal Applications
Center's 1, 1 -II l Division has been selected
as the Air Force Intelligence. Stureillance and
Reconnaissance Agency's L, t-iiJ -l'- Readiness
Squadron of thie Year for 2008.
"We're all very proud of the accomplishlmenlts
ol AFTAC's la il-l h Division." said AFTAC Vice
Commander Col. Donna Rogers. "This is a hard
working group 1'1% lit ll' ith enabled AFTAC's
worldwide mission on all seven continents to
ensure 24/7 global nuclear treaty monitoring
In direct support of AFTAC's mission, the
I ,..l-i-1."- Division developed and executed a
strategy to account for Center assets that result
ed in 100 percent accountability at 135 locations
worldwide. This strategy guided the supply see-
Lion to a 99 percent inventory accuracy rate and
contributed to a 98.9 percent seismic mission

v',I..,pAii v rate.
The division provided Ineliculous logistics sup-
port for international leclmologlctal 1 iii ll.rni -
efforts for weapons of mass destruction detec
lion and analysis. It secured transit for 1,000
time sensitive samples from eight operations
areas sli il p 'rlln four combatant commands to
a continental U.S. laboratory while mi., 1111i a
strict Joint Chiefs of Staff directed timeline. Also
it distributed 1.700 priority nuclear samples to
five laboratories while ni-' lllt a critical 24 hour
delivery requirement due to the half life of radio-
isolopes in the samples.
The division's Innovatlve managers Identitled
a logistics asssiessnt deficiency and designed
a toot to measure manpower, resources and
requirements l0 support logistics operations.
I I 1 developed and initiated guidelines to track
item purchases and procurement to provide
cradle to grave accounltabltly, and they created
and executed a three-phase I nisli ss readiness

Implementation plan for supply, transportation
and n ni h .1i'
Entrenched in the local counrm ity, I he
division's I'11. Lil of life programs Inchdlled vol-
unteerism and inlllndIr.ili: Division mnemnlrs
served as sports coaches, adjunct professors.
Special I ll-in ii s, coordinators and Habitat for
IIIII .IIiI \ supporters. They raised m ore thIan
85.500 toward unit and community morale and
welfare events. Including donating more than 20
hours and 83.500 In support of the booster club
for the Satellite Beach iflgh School soccer team.
the Florida state runner up.
"AFTAC can take great pride in Its accom
plishinents which led to this nomtinatlon," said
Col. Rickey Bennetl, director of Air Force ISR
Agency's I. gCl 1. -. Installations mid Mission
Support Directorate. "Thc Air Force ISR Agency
commends AFTAC. and we wish them continued
success and the best of luck at tle Air Force
level coupelt lion."


4 Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer il

Education Fair
The Education Center will hold an Education
Fair Thursday froni 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. lii illdu ii
998. Call 494-2074/2938 for more Information.

Black History Month Celebration
Youth Programs Invites you 1o their Black
Illstory Month Celebration today, from 4 to 5:310
p.m. Tle celebration features educallotal dis
plays made by youth members and eltle food
prepared Ly the staff. For more infornnaton, call

St. Patrick's 4-Person Scramble
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a four-
person scramble ~ 11 (ournamenlt March 13 wli i
an 8 a.m. shotgun star., Format is 18-hole blind
draw four person ABCD scramble (sign up as a
single player). Anything goes in this tournament.
The superintendent can set the course up anyway
he wanls. The only rlei he must follow is the pin
must be on the ipui iIb surface. Each player must
use al least one drive on each nine holes. Teaml
handicap will be 20% of team total. Sign ip until
March 10 at noon In the Pro Shop. Cost is as fol-
lows: Annual Pass, $35; Annual Fee, $38: Punch
Card Holder (optional punch) $48; all others 853.
Entry includes carl. green fee. lunch and awards.
Save $5 by signing up by March 1, Entrants must
pay at time of r, eiasiirLini and no reftuds are
given after March 10, Prizes will be -ill certificates
awarded to the top 30 percent of (eanis.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the 1 -Ill wuivl specials in February:
* Ashi Wednesday Snack Bar Special \\ In- Ii.
(fried shrimp, steak fries and a small mountain
drink for only 86.25)

* Lunch Special Every Tuesday Friday inI
Febrnary. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (order a lunch
valued at $5 or more and bowl for free)
* Sunday Faintly Day Snack Bar Special Every
Sunday In February ([ge a hol dog, curly fries,
cookie and small drink for only $3.95).
For more tnformallon. call 194 2958.

Family Child Care Certification Classes
if you enjoy spending time willth children and
want to earn an income while staying at home.
consider signing up for the Family Child Care
(FCC) Certilcation classes on 'Tuesday. Thursday
and Feb. 27. from 8:15 am. to 5:15 p.m. In the
FCC Ofltee. Bldg 1391. For more Information and
Io sign up, call Tina Washington at 494-8381.

Career Expo
Millitary.coni and The Non commissioned
Officers Association (NCOA) will be Ill4i
a Career Expo at tlhe Cocoa Beach Holiday Inln
Oceatfront Resort Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m, The Expo is designed to place separat-
ing and mI.- ri-t veterans and faintly members int
direct contact with companies and corporations
seeking people will milllary training and expe-
rience. The Expo will be preceded by a Career
Transition Seminar -11.iIIIIIT at 8:30 a.m., con
ducted by Bil Fitzpatrick. co author of "Does
Your Resume Wear Combat Boots" and "Does Your
Resume Wear Blue Jeans". Co-sponsored by the
Cocoa Beach Area, Melbourne/Palm Bay Area,
Titusville and Palm Bay Chambers of Commerce,
the Job fair Is free to job seekers. Non veterans are
also welcome to allend. Contact Bill Fitzpatrick at
321 591 7253 for more Information,

Teen Night
Youth PI'rroiilni.- Is hi.,llling a Teen Night Feb.

27, from 7 to 10:30 I's B-ball nighl and
the teens iima order dinner t.o be delivered. Teen
nights are planned by and for menlbers Iu grades
7 12. For more Information, call 494-3770.

Automotive Paint Class
The Auto Hobby shop will hold an automotive
palnt class Feb. 28. franl 1l a.m. to noon. This
free class will leach you r\,i tillilH you need to
know about your car's paint and how to bring it
back to life, ltri4-li.ii.I 'lll required by Feb 2G. For
more Information and to I di.-i'i call 494 2537,

Tides Focus Groups
The Tides Collocated Club 1i, i idli ,1 iII Il annual
focus groups to discuss dining options, new food
initiatives, and club progranuning March 19 at
11 a.m. (lhnder 30 Focus Group) and 12:30I pIm
(Over 30 Focus Group), Lunch will be provided at
xboth IIm....ilI In adlitiorn, free Sunday Brtulch
certificates will lie given to all participants. Groups
are open to active duty offlcer/enlisted personnel.
DoD civilians, and retirees. Your input is very
limporlanll and this Is a great opportunity to give
the 45th Force Support Squadron and the Tides
Collocated Club direct feedback. If Interested in'.mUg please contact Debbie Eppler, FSS
Marketing Director, at 491 8063 or e mall names)
to dehorah l.

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host their l:..iiil t "Kid's
Nijlii Out" March 13 from (3 to 11 p.n. for grades
K-6, The evelning will feature gaines, arts & cralfs.
-.'ri'-./lll, Ii. -. dinner and more. Cosl for the eve
ning Is 820 obr members and $25 lor non mem-
hers. Show your AF Services Card and receive a
$5 discount. Sign tip required by March 9. For
more Information and to sign ulp. call 494 474 7.

Events Calendar

Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 5

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
15 16 17 18 19 20 S"SirgD I 21
Commander's Cup Watercolor, Stamping
Wiffle Ball Challenge & Scrapbook classes
7 a.m. 10 a.m 2 p.m
Patrick Fitness Center Arts & Crafts

Black History Month Sweetheart Couples
Celebration Picnic and Boat Ride
4-5:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation

Texas Hold 'em ,'.'j :1;.
5-10 p rr. 2-3:30 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Sunday Brunch Story time Tnriiil ..i iri.]s Plan Credit Reports Education Fair Airman Leadership Automotive Paint Class
10a.m. 1:30 p.m, 10a.m. 9-11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. School class 09-4 starts 10a.m.- noon
The Tides Base Library A&FRC A&FRC Education Center Auto Hobby Shop
Surf Fishing class
Deployed Spouses Early Brt EBin3i Frevenling Identity 2-4 p m, 'laing -ls.-
Appreciation Dinner 6:15 p.m. Theft Outdoor Recreation 2-3:30 p.m.
6-7 p.m. The Tides 11 am.- 12 .30 p m, Outdoor Recreation
A&FRC A&FRC Teen higai
7-10:30 p.m.
Birthday I jihtl vwilli Youth Prc.rarrm :
Sass 'n Brass
The Tides

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited B:..' iln: Lunch & Bowl Special Unit Spouse Trainirin Lunch & Bowl Special Historic Cape
10a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Special 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 11:30 a.m 12:30 p.m. 11 am.- 1 p.m. Canaveral Bus Trip
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Rocket Lanes A&FRC Rocket Lanes 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Rocket Lanes Outdoor Recreation
Karaoke on the Deck Story Time Early Bird BEng:- Lunch & Bowl Special Texas Hold 'em
1:30-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 11 am, 1 pm, 5-10 p.m. Sailing class
The Tides Base Library The Tides Rocket Lanes The Tides 2-4 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
"How to Download
Audio Books class Framing class
6-7:30 p.m, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Base Library Outdoor Recreation

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation Fir I-Irm Airman How to Become a Sponsorship Traimninq Applying for AF Jobs 2-Tank Open Water
10 am. 1:30 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m, Fiiiiicial Management Millionaire 10-11 a.m, 9-11 a.m. Dive Trip
The Tides A&FRC 8 a.m 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC A&FRC Outdoor Recreation
Fundamentals of Lunch & Bowl Special Kid's Night Out Surf Fishing class
Resume Three-day TAP Early Bird Bingo 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 6-11 p.m. 7-11 a.m.
1-3 p.m. workshop begins 6:15 p.m. Rocket Lanes Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation
A&FRC 8 a.m, 4:30 p.m. The Tides
Newborn Care Latin Night Safe Boater Course
Wednesday Hump Day 6-8 p.m. 10 p.m. 2 a.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
interest in fe 4:30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC The Tides Outdoor Recreation
To publish events of base-wide interest in future The Tides
issues, e-mail

6 Feb. 20,2009 Missileer

Complex 14 and our first man in orbit

By Mark Cleary
45th SW tHstonj oqffi
On Feb. 20. 1962 Lt. Col. John Glenn. Jr.,
USMC, became the first American to orbit Earth.
The way had been prepared for him by astro
nauls Alan Shepard and Virgil Grissom, who
completed two Mercury Redsl one suborbital
manned missions in May and July 1961 respec-
tively. Colonel Gletm was launched from Cape
Canaveral's Complex 14 aboard a 3,000-poumd
Mercury capsule mated to a "man-rated" Atlas
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) modi
fled for the Mercury-Atlas program. The flight
lasted four hours and 55 minutes, and it met all
of its objectives. After three orbits the capsule
splashed down in the planned recovery area,
and Glenn. Inside his spacecraft, was recovered
approximately 17 minutes later. Colonel Glenn
came through the mission In "excellent shape."
Then as now, manned space missions were
major events. Three days after Glenn's record
flight. President John Kemnedy and an entourage
including Vice President Lyndon Johnson vis-
ited Cape Canaveral to participate in a ceremony
honoring Glenn with NASA's Distinguished
Service Medal, President Kennedy returned to
the Cape in September 1962 with an even larger
group of dignitaries (including Vice President
Johnson, Ilfense Secretary McNamara, and
members of the I .S. Senate and House SnaeP

History Highlights

Committees) to receive briefings on major space
Complex 14 supported three more Mercury
Atlas 'man in space' missions in 1962 and 1963.
The astronauts who flew those missions were
Scott Carpenter. Walter "Wally" Schlrra and L.
Gordon Cooper. Seven unmanned Atlas-Agena
target vehicles also lifted off Complex 14 In 1965
and 1966 to support various manned Gemini
missions launched from Complex 19 In the same
period, The complex was deactivated In February
1967, but it served as a support facility for Atlas
launches conducted from its neighbor. Complex
13. The site became a national landmark in
1984. and Its blockhouse was refurbished at the
end of the 1990s. A ribbon cutting ceremony
for the blockhouse's new conference center was
attended by Mrs. Betty Grissom and astronauts
Scott Carpenter and L. Cordon Cooper on May
10, 1998.
In the meantime. Senator John Glenn

W -

John Glenn is helped into the Mercury spacecraft
"Friendship 7" during prelaunch activities in 1962.
returned to the Cape Feb. 20, 1980 to unveil
the "Mercury 7"' monument on Complex 14. The
silvered monument featured the number "7" in
the oval portion of a 13-foot-tall rendering of
the chemical symbol for the element mercury.
Veteran astronauts Wally Schirra and L. Gordon
Cooper, space officials, and other dignitaries also
attended the unveiling. .mil

Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 7

Starting Sunday, single 800 number for Total Force Service Center

- Members of the Total
Force regularAir Force.
Air National Guard, Air
Force Reserve, civilian
and retired Ainneu are
on line lo have one cen-
tral phone munber for
help with their person
nel questions starting at
5 p.m, Central Standard
Time Sunday.
Members of the
Air Force community
should call the Total
Force Service Center at
800 5250102 to reach
a customer service count
selor lo discuss Issues
ranging from retraining,
promotions and identl
flcatlon cards to leave,
retirements and civilian
While this number
s already familiar to
Mrmen who call the
RPC Contact Center
n Denver, it's a change
'or Airmen who call the
oil-free number cur-
ently assigned to the
FPC Contact Center In
3an Anlonio.
The single number
s a first step toward
he Total Force Service

Center, or TFSC. con
cept This concept pro
vides Airmen seamless
access to personnel
information and services
regardless of the organic
zatlon or system actu-
ally providing it. With
the single number the
ARPC and AFPC contact
centers become virtu-
ally connected: making
It easier for all Airmen
to reach their needed
personnel services.
Teams will be work-
ing throughout the day
on Feb. 22 making the
TFSC number tile single

access point for all the
Air Force components
and their families. Once
all the telephone lines
are reorganized. Airmen
dialing In will be appro
privately routed to either
San Antonio or Denver.
depending on the select
lions they make from
the updated menu
Customers dialing
the 800 number might
experience minimal dis-
ruption in service while
the number is being
"This s just one more

example of how we are
providing smarter and
better personnel service
es to our total force."
said MaJ. Gen. K.C.
McClatl, AFPC comn
wander. 'Technology
Is allowing us to inter-
face with our Airmen
or commanders when
they want to work per-
sonnel actions, without
the Airmen ever leaving
their homes or offices,"
Airmen should con-
tinue using 800-616-
3775 until 5 p.m. CST
Sunday. After that time,

those who call the for
mer number will be
advised of the change in
phone numbers.
For those calling
from outside the United
States, dial the toll-free
AT&T Direct Access
Number for the country
they arc located, then
dial 1-800-525-0102.
AT&T Direct Access
Numbers are found at
bt/dial gutdejap
There Is no change
for Individuals with
hearing Impairments.
They can still reach the

civilian Benefits and
Entitlements Service
Team and AFPC's
Personnel Systems
Operations Control
Center, as well as ask
employment questions,
by calling the Telephone
Device for the Deaf numi-
ber. 800-382-0893. The
commercial TDD num-
ber Is 210-565-2276.
Airmen ard their
families can also find
answers to many of their
personnel questions at
AFPC's ask.afpc.ran-
dolpJh.afmil or ARPC's

8 Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer

Lt. Gen. Larry James started his visit with a breakfast at
the Riverside Dining Facility, where he met Airman 1st
Class Carmen Stevenson of the 45th Space Communications
Squadron (above). Afterwards, he toured Cape Canaveral with
his Command Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley. Below,
Chief MacKinley (right) and 45th Space Wing Command Chief
Master Sgt. Larry Malcom observe work being done in the
Vehicle Integration Facility. At right, the General and the Chief
pose with a satellite currently being processed by the 45th
Launch Support Squadron.

General returns to base he

JAMES, from page 1
General James also
talked about compa-
nies like Space Florida
and Space X. and
what these commercial
enterprises can bring
to the table.
"One of the great
things we've been try
ing to do for decades
is drive down the cost
of launch. iad I think
these commercial enti
ties will help us do
that. Because of that
we have an opportt-
nily mind frankly an
obligation on both the
Eastern Range and
Western Range to sup
port those capabilities."
le said.
'The more launch
providers we have.
the heller it is for our
LI. Col. John Wag-

ier, 45th Launch SiC;
port Squadron com-
mander, served at the
Cape wll h then A, Col.
Janms, when IIIhi r -rl-r
al commanded lhe 45th
Spacecraft Operations
Squadron In 1993 94.
was a Lieutenant at
the lime, and 1 learned
mulch Irom his techno
cal focus on mission
success right here at
the C(ape." said Colonel
The colonel also said
General James was
also very Involved with
the GPS program, and
was even on tie source
selecllon team In I he
late 1980s for OPS 11R.
"My GPS team was
able to show him the
last GPS 11R vehicle
shipped from the fac
story, and we all dis-
cussed how GPS has

Iransformed our mil-
itary and way of life
since then. It was a
great reminder of the
Importance of our mis-
sion." he said.
The general also
noted the many chal
lenges of the aglng
Infrastructure lin all
launch wi.'lic and the
challenge of bringing
on new systems while
operating old ones. I le
said one of the best
solutions Is to go to the
folks ht the know,
"The people on tlhe
ground here are the
ones who see I hal mis-
slon and ilii-\ know
how tile mission can
be done 1ill Ii-iwlh or
be done better. So they
have the good Ideas
that will take us five
years, 10 years, 15
year into the future.


Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 9

(above left) Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., 45th Space Wing commander (center), walks between Lt. Gen. James and 45th Launch Support Squadron
Commander Lt. Col. John Wagner. Colonel Wagner served as a lieutenant under then-Lt. Col. James when he commanded a squadron at Cape Canaveral in
the early 1990s. During his tour, General James visited with Staff Sgt. Adam Lechleiter, an electrician with the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron and wrapped up
his day with a visit to the members of the 45th Weather Squadron (below), speaking with Staff Sgt. Chris Walters (far right) and 1st Lt. Gregory Strong (third
from right). Between Lieutenant Strong and Sergeant Walters is 14th Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. James MacKinley.

once helped lead

Let's listen to what they
have to say and take
the right action. We're
only as successful as
our last launch."
Following his tour,
the general took a few
minutes for an inter-
view and was asked
what advice he would
give young Airmen In
today's Air Force to
help them succeed.
"Well," he said with
a broad grin. "I'd give
them the same advice
someone gave me many
years ago. Know your
job and do It to the
very best of your ability
every single day. Seek
a mentor, and listen to
what they have to say."
he said.
"And finally, main
tain a good attllude
and constantly seek
challenges. That's the

way you get and stay
- ahead."
"Being in the Air
Force is a great way of
life. You're making a
difference every day,"
he said iiiliII.-.itlllv,
"i'1sl.--'.tlh here at the
45th Space Wing."
Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton, Jr., 451h Space
Wing commander, said
General James's com-
ments only served to
prove what he has
II.ui -,il and said
since he took com-
nmand of lhe wing last
"Every single day I
lell you how apprecl
ated and valued you
are, and It's obvious
General James some-
one who knows our
mission very well feels
S\,Io 11 the same way I
do." he said.

10 Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer


Curious Case of
Bern)ainr Bultxo (Brad
Pitt. Cate Blauchett) "1
was born under unusu
al circulnstances." And
-,, II*'ltv Ii I.w -1,.rv by F.
Scott Fitzgerald about a
man who is born Int his
i1. elill '- and ages back
wards: a man, like any
of us, who is unable
to stop litte. We follow
his story, set in New
Orleans from the end
of World War I in 1918.
Into the 21st century.
following his journey
that Is as unusual as
any man's life can be.
Rated PG 13 (war vio
lence. sexual content.
language, sii..kHiil
167 min

Easily Broken (Morris
Chestnut. T.l.ill P.
Henson) Dave's dreams
of major league base
ball success were
dashed by an Injury in
college, leading him to
a steady lbut unfulfUll
Ing career as tie head
of a small construction
firm. Clarice Is bask
Ing in tile glow of real
estate stardom, create
Ing a life that revolves
around her rise lo the
top. They face a total
disruption in their lives
when a car crash seri
ously injures Clariee.
Rated PC-13 (sexual
references Ithemallc
elements) 99 sint

Adults 12 & older -
S1. children G 11 $2,
children 5 & under are
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Shows begin at 7:30

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Frenzy winners
Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, 45th Launch Group
superintendent and wife Michelle are all smiles
before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Feb.
1. SMSgt Pillow won the all expenses paid trip for
two by participating in the Football Frenzy program
at The Tides. "Wow, this is awesome and I can't
believe I won!" said Sergeant Pillow. "Being a club
member has definitely paid off." il

Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 11

We all experience it, but we all react differently

By Chaplain [Lt.
Col.) John Baker
45th SW Chaplain
The singularly corn
mon thread that ties
all humans together It
Is death. There is no
escaping it. Biblical
scripture tells us.
"inasmuch as It Is
appointed for men to
die..." However, just
causee a person dies
t does not mean that
he/she will be grieved,
Grief Is when we
yave emotional. physt
al. and spiritual reach
Ions to a person's

kinds of emotions.
hey may be sad,

(Chapplain Corner
worried, or scared.
shocked, unpre-
pared, or confused.
They may feel angry.
cheated, relieved.
guilty, exhausted.
or just plain empty.
Your emotions might
be stronger or deeper
than usual or mixed
together in ways

you've never expert
enced before. Some
people find they have
trouble concentrating,
studying, sleeping, or
eating when they're
coping with a death,
Others lose inter-
est In activities they
used to enjoy, Some
people lose themselves
in playing computer
games or eat or drink
to excess. And some
people feel numb, as if
nothing has happened,
Grief can cause physl
cal reactions, such
as not sleeping or
even waves of nausea.
Grief can have spirl-
tual reactions too. For
example, some people
find themselves ques-

tioning their beliefs
and feeling disappoint-
ed while others find
that they feel more
strongly than ever
aboul Ihetr failh. All
of these reactions are
normal when a person
is grieving.
If you've lost some
one in your Immediate
family, such as a par
ent, brother. or sister,
you may feel cheated
out of time you want
ed to have with that
person. It can also feel
hard to express your
own grief when other
family members are
grieving, too.
Grief is a response
that you cannot con-
trol. Grief causes

uncontrollable emo-
lions that burst out
in private or In public,
John Lennon on the
death of his wife said,
"My grief is as deep as
my love." lie Is right.
When a person with
whom you deeply love
dies you will experi-
ence deep grief.
There are many
religious books that
attempt to steal our
grief by wanting us .to
"see" death from the
deceased's perspec
tive, and in doing so
they diminish our
grief. One book. the
Bible, teaches that
Jesus experienced
grief with all the emo
lions as you and me.

He grieved at the
death of Lazareth. lie
grieved in the Garden
of Gethsemane for his
own death. He grieved
over Ihe people of the
city of Jerusalem.
If you arc expert
ending grief, you can
take an example from
Jesus, who cried and
was depressed and
was sad. While you
may nol feel it, know
this: God Is wilh you
in the midst of your
grief. If you would
like to talk lo some-
one about your grief
call a friend, a family
member, the Chapel
at 494-4073 or the
Ainran's Family and
Readiness Center.

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Feb. 20, 2009 Missileer 13

Black History Month
The folloljcI events are scheduled for and the following milestones
occurred during this week:
Today: Frederick Dnii iIla. dies, 1895
Saturday: Ball, Melbourne Crowne Plaza, 6-11 p.m.
Monday: Birth of NAACP founder W. E. B. DuBois. 1868
Tuesday: Birth of Daniel E. Payne of Wilberfolurce Unversity. 1811
Wednesday: Appointment of Hiram Reveals, first black senator, 1870
Thursday: Birth of souni igiler Fats Domino. 1928

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